Students participate in National 4-H Week 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Now is the time of year for youth to join and participate in 4-H, the youth development program of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Dickinson County will be celebrating all things 4-H during National 4-H Week, which is Oct. 1-7.

4-H is active in each of Iowa’s 99 counties and empowers youth to reach their full potential through many different types of experiences including photography, music, woodworking, sewing, archery, livestock and horticulture. Youth have fun, while gaining valuable skills in communication, the arts, citizenship and leadership, science, technology, engineering and math, as well as healthy living and personal life management by being involved in 4-H.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Dickinson County will host a 4-H Open House from 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at 1600 15th Street, Spirit Lake, for all those in fourth grade on up who are interested in joining 4-H. Come learn more about 4-H, ask questions, discover 4-H clubs, explore project interest areas and receive help with enrollment if you choose.

“As National 4-H Week approaches, it is important to remember the 4-H pledge, which is recited at nearly every 4-H club meeting, and what it teaches. ‘I pledge my Head to clearer thinking, my Heart to greater loyalty, my Hands to larger service and my Health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world,’” County Youth Coordinator Hannah Brockshus said.

4-H grows confidence, creativity, curiosity, courage, character and much more in youth. 4-H allows youth to use the skills that they learn to go out and make a positive difference in their communities.

To learn more about how 4-H youth development is empowering young people in Dickinson County, visit or phone our office at 712-336-3488

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